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Todd Marinovich Blames The OC For His Relapse

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In a stunning jailhouse interview, the Newport Beach Daily Pilot spoke with incarcerated former USC star quarterback Todd Marinovich who hinted that the OC is to blame for his recent relapse that lead to his arrest for possession of needles and meth.

His path to this arrest started roughly a month ago, when Marinovich said he first relapsed after nearly a year of sobriety. “Sometimes it just happens. I’ll get into a situation where I shouldn’t be. And not all the time do I succumb to it, but the times that I have...” Marinovich said, not completing the thought.

“In my situation getting out of Orange County might be more beneficial” he said, referring to the bad influences around him here. “[But] the county has other ideas for me with me being on probation. So they’re keeping me in a place that is not conducive to sobriety. It makes it difficult.”

Marinovich was held without bail because he had warrants out for his arrest for probation violations.

When police arrested him, they said they found a gram of methamphetamine, a needle and a spoon inside a guitar case he was carrying.

We're still amazed that Marinovich doesn't blame the OC's stringent rules against skateboarding, which have allowed the police in at least two of his arrests to search him.